Design pays

In order to “save money”, large Industrial facilities are still being erected without preceding professional design work. However, the experience gathered in thirty years of designing waste treatment plants gives us the authority to assure you that professional design work pays in any case. A large pool of know-how in the fields of process engineering and civil engineering as well as that of electrical engineering, measurement and control technology, protection of workers, explosion and fire prevention and a thorough knowledge of relevant procedural laws, public procurement legislation, plant-related legislation and contract legislation is necessary to design and construct an efficient, cost-effective plant which complies with the relevant national and/or European regulations. Competent and experienced designers know all these things.

Professional design work ensures that

  • we can develop a plant design which can be adjusted to the individual requirements of each of our clients. No single supplier can provide the best assembly units for each and every task,
  • difficulties which might appear during the realization of the project can be recognized and overcome at an early stage. Experienced designers know which “traps” in procedural legislation can cause problems, they know whether or not all requirements for the licensing procedure of a plant have been met and whether or not emissions are too high,
  • licensing procedures can be carried out successfully,
  • comprehensive technical specifications for tenders can be prepared (no interface problems, no addenda),
  • the contracts between the operator and the suppliers are watertight (e.g. concerning safeguarding, insurances, warranties, liabilities, etc.),
  • the called for and then tendered services are monitored professionally.

In the long run, money saved during the design stage of a project can incur high expenditures if sub-optimal strategies are adopted, plants are not licensed, incomplete tender documents entail additional costs during realisation, the result does not meet legal or technical requirements or the operator is not contractually safeguarded in the event of a dispute.